Uttar Pradesh, why so desperate for CAA?  

Along with the continued ‘unlawful’ action by the police against the protestors, now the administration has started identifying refugees in full swing

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As the nation is at the peak of its dissent over CAA, the Yogi government seems desperate to implement it.

Along with the continued  'unlawful' action by the police against the protestors, now the administration has started identifying refugees in full swing.

Uttar Pradesh leads the chart with maximum number of 19 deaths, 3000 injured in police action and more than 5000 people detained during protests against CAA.

UP Police worked with 'vengeance' as directed by CM Yogi Adityanath. Now the police is snatching away blankets and food from the protestors.

According to UP minister Srikanth Sharma, over 32,000 refugees have already been identified in 21 districts of UP for CAA.

"The notification for the CAA (by the Centre) has been issued and all-district magistrates in UP have been asked to collect data,"Srikanth said.

The refugees identified so far are from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.A report reveals that UP intends to be the first state to implement the exercise for CAA

The UP authorities claim that the state might have over 1 lakh refugees from different countries, maximum being from Bangladesh.

The districts from where the first list has arrived included Saharanpur, Gorakhpur, Aligarh, Rampur, Pratapgarh, Pilibhit, Lucknow, Varanasi, Bahraich, Lakhimpur, Rampur, Meerut, Agra.

As the country wide protests continue against CAA, BJP chief and Home minister Amit Shah will hold a rally at Lucknow on January 21 to dispel doubts over the CAA.

The rally is part of the BJP's countrywide campaign on the CAA issue. All party leaders have been asked to hold rallies, meetings and discussions on the issue.

Besides Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will also hold a rally in Meerut city on January 22, while the BJP's Working President J.P. Nadda will take part in a similar event in Agra the following day.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has already kicked off the BJP's 10-day door-to-door campaign to spread awareness on the new Citizenship law aiming to reach out to nearly 30 million families.

Uttar Pradesh ministers and legislators were also undertaking similar exercises in their constituencies.

UP being PM's political battlefield and the only state that BJP holds now in the Hindi heartland , there is maximum pressure on the state to lead with CAA.

As most of the non-BJP states stand strong unitedly against it, Uttar Pradesh seems desperate to implement the unconstitutional law.

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